Skip to comments.Columnist: Offer Marijuana to Young People Who Sign Up for Obamacare
Posted on 12/16/2013 8:58:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Caroline Baum, a columnist for Bloomberg, offers suggestions to the Obama administration that are extremely creative, extremely desperate, or a sign Obamacares fans are having a collective nervous breakdown:
First, announce and advertise that everyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who enrolls on the health-care exchanges by the end of the year is automatically entered in a lottery. Winners will receive everything from a free iPhone or iPad to a full-year of health-care underwritten by Uncle Sam. Refer a friend and get a discount. Buy one (year), get one free. In states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use Colorado and Washington by all means, throw in a bag of cannabis.
It isnt fair, you say? Who said life is fair? Obamacare is based on the idea of young, healthy people, who dont use a lot of health-care services, subsidizing the sick and elderly. Their generation is on the hook for the debt incurred to provide for the baby boomers in retirement. So forget fair.
If you thought Obamacare was unpopular before, just wait until taxpayer dollars are used to purchase and distribute marijuana to young people.
The problem with Obamacare is not that there isnt enough advertising for it $500 million from insurance companies alone. The problem is not a lack of celebrity endorsements. Kal Penn tweets about covering your dong are not going to spur mass signups, nor is one from Adam Levine. And no, a bag of marijuana wont change the dynamic either.
The recent Harvard survey found 56 percent of young people disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, 39 percent approve. Only 20 percent said they plan to enroll through the exchanges after they are no longer covered by their parents plan; 47 percent described themselves as likely to enroll. Young people are wary because, as Baum acknowledges, its a bad deal: 44 percent believe their care will get worse under the new law; only 17 believe it will get better, and 50 percent believe they will pay more for care under ACA; only 10 percent believe they will pay less.
Average premiums for young people will range from $157 to $201 a month, which comes out to $1,884 to $2,412 per year. (This doesnt account for deductibles, copays, etc.) Most uninsured young people dont have that extra cash lying around or if they do, they would prefer to spend it elsewhere.
Yea man!! I want that. And I hope, Caroline, that your kids or grandkids get it too. Yeaaaaa.
Nope, this sure isn’t the America I used to plead allegiance to. Not by a long-shot. Not this faggoty, doped-up, morally degenerate freak-show of a country.
It gets more insane. Will they buy them hookers and cocaine next?
Here is the media suggesting to the government to hawk medical care sign ups with an outreach that is sort of a cross between Publishers Clearinghouse and Easy Rider.
If the Dems had any (any) good ideas, they would sell themselves.
It is with Obamacare [sic] as it is with everything they do. They have to lie about them; and, in the case of Obamacare [sic] a suggestion to promote it with a carny grifter dealing drugs.
Like the hurricane “survivors” from New Orleans you mean? I was in Katrina in Biloxi, where the hurricane actually hit and I got exactly Jack Squat.
Just give them 30 pieces of silver.
“...and to the Republic for which it stood....”
I think they should offer free pot for anyone that agrees to sterilize him or herself.
How I hated that song!
The younger folks hate us baby boomers and blame us for every problem they ever have. Now forcing them to pay for our health insurance? That’s funny!
American Leftists make for pretty lousy capitalists.
I had similar first thought. And to think some idiot actually got paid for being this stupid
Real Americans cling to their Bibles and their guns, whereas obama and the millenials cling to their communist manifestos and their bongs
millenials are the laughingstock of American history.
“I think they should offer free pot for anyone that agrees to sterilize him or herself.”
Politicians used to promise “A Chicken in Every Pot.”
Now they promise “Pot in Every Chicken.”
The kids would probably prefer alcohol.
Rush is predicting they’ll soon offer to forgive student loans for young people who sign up for O’Care!
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